2Combine all in a 2 quart saucepan- stir well to combine. (If desired, put all together except bacon and beer and keep cold in refrigerator until 1/2 hour prior to cooking (bring to room temperature)- then add bacon and beer- stir and go to step 3)
3Place uncovered in the heated oven and cook 40 minutes until bubbly and thick. Enjoy with your meal!
If ever a side dish were worth making from scratch, these sweet, smoky, bacon-flecked baked beans would be it. Starting from dried lets you infuse the beans with another layer of flavor as they simmer.
How to Make Easy Slow Cooker Baked Beans
Baked beans make a great side dish at a barbecue, but cooking something a long time in a hot oven during summer isn't fun. Christine Gallary of the CHOW Test Kitchen has an easier way: Just throw the ingredients into a slow cooker and walk away. Using our Easy Slow Cooker Baked Beans recipe she demonstrates how to make a perfect pot of creamy, not-too-sweet beans every time.